Hector Neris Philadelphia Phillies

Age: 29 (June 14, 1989) | 6' 2" | 215lbs. | Throws: Right P-53
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
PHI AAA 2015 1 3 1 0 27 0 37.1 38 1 24 35 3.62 1.66 1.38 5.8 8.4 .345 n/a
PHI NL 2016 4 4 2 0 79 0 80.0 59 9 30 102 2.59 1.11 1.09 3.4 11.5 .288 42/25/34 12 12
PHI NL 2017 4 5 26 4 74 0 74.2 68 9 26 86 3.01 1.26 1.27 3.1 10.4 .321 33/23/44 25 16
PHI AAA 2018 2 0 1 0 19 0 18.2 9 0 7 31 1.45 0.86 0.67 3.4 14.9 .294 n/a
PHI NL 2018 1 3 11 4 53 0 47.2 46 11 16 76 5.10 1.30 1.48 3.0 14.3 .375 31/24/45 5 4
PHI NL 2019 1 1 7 2 20 0 20.1 12 2 6 27 1.77 0.89 0.89 2.7 12.0 .248 53/11/36 9 6
Career 4yrs 10 13 46 10 226 0 222.2 185 31 78 291 3.19 1.18 1.21 3.2 11.8 .314 n/a
Welcome! You are invited to wander around and read all of the comments that have been posted here at Patton & Co., but as soon as you register you can see the bid limits that Alex, Peter and Mike propose for each player, and you can post your own comments. Registering is free, so please join us!

Threw a center-cut fastball on a 3-2 pitch to Broxton with the bases loaded and got it by him. Broxton took an almost-perfect splitter on the previous pitch to get to that point. I was sure Neris would try the same pitch again. Instead he put it all on a line with a pitch he knew he would throw for a strike.

It was a pedestrian 95.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 17

With Kapler anyone in the bullpen and any fan in Section 101 is a candidate to close in a given game. 

van wilhoite LVW
Apr 9

And Kapler sends out Neshek to start the 9th....

John Hobbs Real-Joker
Apr 9

I don't know.  A pitcher comes in to face the heart of the other team's lineup in a 1 run game, and he induces a weak grounder back to the mound and then strikes out the next 2 guys ... one of them being Nelson Cruz ... it must give you a warm and fuzzy feeling.

After Neris came back from the minors last year ... he had a 2.04 ERA, and struck out 18 batters per nine.

Digest that for a second.  Then also consider that between ST and the regular season so far, he's logged 22 K's and 2 walks.

It might be a mix from here out, but I don't see Kapler just making Robertson the prime closer.  Most likely we'll see Kapler sitting there in the dugout looking at matchup charts in the 6th inning and deciding who he runs out there in the 7th, 8th, and 9th based totally on that on any given night.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Apr 8

April 8, 2019

Philadelphia Phillies – Facing a pinch hitter followed by the top of the order, the Phillies opted for David Robertson in the 8th inning, and Robertson posted his second straight scoreless outing. Hector Neris got the save in the 9th. Robertson seems to be working out his issues, and while Gabe Kapler will continue to deploy him everywhere, he’s still the most likely Phillie to get a save on any given night.

Hierarchy remains: *Robertson | Dominguez | Neris.
* = closer-by-committee

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 8

The Three Amigo didn't change their bids for Hector in the final update.

PK5 $1

MF5 $3

AP4 $3

But I like what I'm seeing in Quick Memo.

"AP sleeper"

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 5

They're 4-1 and far from being in panic mode but Neris could clearly work his way into the closer mix.

jeff merk jeffamerk
Apr 3

After he gave up the 2 run HR against the Braves, Kapler blamed it on Rick Kranitz knowing some things Neris might have been tipping from last year (Kranitz was the Phillies pitching coach last year, and is coaching the Braves pitchers this year).

FWIW, his last two outings have been better - today was outright dominant, as he came in to face Rendon, Soto, and Zimmerman in the 7th and got a strikeout, ground out, pop out.

With Dominguez looking mortal, and the Robertson completely melting down, there's a path for Neris to regain the lead in what one would call the Phillies "closer" position once again.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Apr 3

I'm not excited about having him as a mandatory $7 protect (extended him 1 year last spring) ... but not despairing either.  He'll earn it, even with only a handful of saves.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jan 28

Avoided arbitration yesterday, signing for one year, $1.8 million. Earned $582 K last year.

Lights out in Triple-A in July, then showed what he is capable of in the Show when he returned (2.04 ERA -- but only one save -- in 20 games).

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 11